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Connecting Faith and Social Justice

Listening to Prophetic Voices that Inspire Us

The Awakening Project is a youth-led initiative that bridges interfaith dialogue and social justice activism. The goal of the project is to encourage a community of individuals who are aware of how we are all interconnected with each other and with the earth, and how our faiths motivate us to have compassion for the most vulnerable.

Walter Brueggemann podcasts

These Walter Brueggemann podcasts are from Breaking Ground and produced by
Bittersweet Monthly. Directed by Eliot Rausch, and edited by Brandon Bray. 

In this segment Walter Brueggemann, an Old Testament scholar and world-renown theologian, leads us to consider neighborly economics and a posture of solidarity.

In this segment Walter Brueggemann leads us to consider lament, the switching of narratives, and life as a covenant people.

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Rick Tobias

Rick Tobias was a life-long advocate for the marginalized, speaking to the issues of social justice and challenging us, as he believes Henri Nouwen would have, to move from fear to love in this time of uncertainty. This audio podcast is from the Henri Nouwen Society’s ‘Now & Then’ series.

Anne Snyder

Read The Tribes that Bind – Wrestling with loyalty in a fractured age, an article by Anne Snyder; the editor-in-chief of Comment Magazine and overseer of its partner project, Breaking Ground.

Pete Seeger

Read an article on Pete Seeger and listen to a 1995 interview with Seeger by Michael Enright.

Michael Enright

Listen to Indigenous leader Cindy Blackstock speaking with Michael Enright on the final episode of the Sunday Edition – June 26, 2020.

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Carrie Newcomer – Room at the Table for Everyone

We live in abundance and there is enough always, Building longer tables to include all can be our dream. So let’s not mind to being excluded for those we include.

Carrie Newcomer

About — Carrie Newcomer is a performer, recording artist, and educator, described as a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe and one who “asks all the right questions” by Rolling Stone.

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Henri Nouwen

Listen to talks by friends who knew Henri Nouwen

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Listening Guides

Listening guides are designed to make it easier to engage with inspiring prophetic voices.

Meetings

Learn about opportunities to organize and facilitate zoom meetings to discuss podcasts and articles.

Blog

Check out the latest posts from our blog, including discussions from our regular zoom meetings.

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Winona LaDuke

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! *Refresh this page, if content doesn’t load* Winona LaDuke DOWNLOAD Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life, TEDxTC  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHNlel72eQc&ab_channel=TEDxTalks Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests, Democracy Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRwjWJzwNls Winona Continue reading Winona LaDuke

Amanda Gorman

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! *Refresh this page, if content doesn’t load* Amanda Gorman DOWNLOAD Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, ‘The Hill We Climb’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ055ilIiN4&ab_channel=PBSNewsHour Amanda Gorman Recite Her Empowering Poem ‘We Rise’ at Variety’s Power of Women Event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPP-t-aCfeA&ab_channel=Variety Poet Continue reading Amanda Gorman

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

To go to any of the podcast links, resources and sources mentioned in the document, please download a PDF version below, or scroll down for direct links and content! *Refresh this page, if content doesn’t load* Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie DOWNLOAD Online Materials Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg&ab_channel=TED Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: We should all be feminists  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg3umXU_qWc&ab_channel=TEDxTalks Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Women Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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